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Money, manpower and minutes

I believe anything physically possible can be accomplished with the right amount of money, manpower and minutes. That's right. Anything.

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SecAF, CSAF, CMSAF present new ‘little blue book’

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody delivered the initial handout of the pamphlet, "America's Air Force: A Profession of Arms," Aug. 27 to the Air Force's newest Airmen at Airmen's Week.

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Edwards Airman Spotlight: Senior Airman Ariel Graham

Name: Senior Airman Ariel Graham Unit: 412th Communications Squadron Job title: Server Operations Technician Job description and its impact on the overall mission: I administrate and manage enterprise servers and also troubleshoot day to day customer issues. Time in the military: Four years Time at Edwards AFB: Three and a half years Family: Mother, father, an older brother (retired…

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Luncheon highlights unlimited opportunities for women

Ninety-five years ago, American women achieved full voting rights under the U.S. Constitution by passage of the 19th Amendment.

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U.S. Airman recognized as ‘hero’ in Paris

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone (right), Aleksander Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler pose for a photo in Paris Aug. 23, 2015, following a foiled attack on a French train. Stone was on vacation with his childhood friends, Aleksander Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler, when an armed gunman entered their…


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Women, men run for equality

Posted  August 7, 2015

A 5K fun run kicked off the Women's Equality Day celebrations Aug. 5 at the Rosburg Fitness Center.

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Funeral Service for retired Master Sgt. Robert Wagnor Aug. 8

Posted  August 7, 2015

A funeral service has been planned for long-time Edwards employee and retired Air Force Master Sgt. Robert ìBobî Wagnor who passed away July 9. †The service is Aug. 8 at the Community Church of California City; 21001 Conklin Ave. Viewing is 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., with the service beginning at 12:40 p.m. The reception will follow…

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Memorial Service for Angus Hunter Claytor Aug. 12

Posted  August 7, 2015

Angus Hunter Claytor III passed away June 27, 2015. Claytor worked in the 412th Maintenance Squadron, Component Repair Flight, Mechanical Element, Armament Section. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a senior master sergeant. He was a nuclear weapons specialist and was on both the Common Strategic Rotary Launcher test program and the B-2…

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NASA’S American Eatery (Bldg. 4825)

Posted  August 7, 2015

Aug. 10ñ14 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday Pork shank Mashed potato and gravy Vegetables Tuesday Beef taco salad Wednesday Chicken Parmesan Over egg noodles Vegetables Thursday Teriyaki chicken Fried rice and egg roll Friday Closed All Blue Plate Specials — $7.89 Drink not included. Medium Beverage $1.99, large $2.09 Menu subject to change

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Edwards Fire Department uses AFFT Museum-donated plane for aircraft fire training

Posted  August 7, 2015

Air Force photograph by Patric Lovato One firefighter supports another as their rescue saw reaches the top of a T-39 Sabreliner in a training exercise where the Air Force Flight Test Museum donated the plane from its boneyard to the fire department. The Edwards Air Force Base Fire Department and the Air Force Flight Test…

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Understanding your Federal Employees Retirement System

Posted  August 7, 2015

Since 1987, federal civilian employees have prepared for their non-working years through FERS, the Federal Employees Retirement System. FERS, created by Congress, is a three-tiered system that provides benefits through Social Security, a FERS Basic Benefit Plan and the Thrift Savings Plan. Following retirement at the assigned age, the employee will receive annuity payments each…

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AF launches MyVector, mentorship resources for Airmen

Posted  August 7, 2015

The Air Force recently launched an improved and re-branded Career Path Tool, called MyVector, which encourages mentorship between Airmen at all levels. The first step in the success of MyVector is for Airmen to volunteer to be mentors and share their experience and expertise with other Airmen. Mentoring and networking are two of the most…

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Defining moments

Posted  August 7, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.–The word character has many meanings according to the dictionary…a feature or trait characteristic, moral or ethical quality, qualities of honesty, courage, and to no surprise….integrity. Since it has so many different meanings, it can be made to adapt to so many different types of people. Courage is not the absence…

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How Many Pieces of Military Flair are on Your Social Media?

Posted  August 7, 2015

Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho–Being a member of the United States Air Force should without question be a source of pride. The service you render to the United States is a vital one and retired Air Force members and family members take an equal pride in the service they have and do render to…

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Gaining Altitude — Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  August 7, 2015

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community How powerful is technology? One author pondered it this way … “All technology, like all magic before it, craves godlikeness. Technology pursues the classical divine attributes of omniscience, omnipresence, and omnipotence — knowing everything, being everywhere, being capable of anything. Technology,…

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